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BBC Sport - Ashes 2015: Will English cricket ever regain 2005 lustre?

With viewing figures and participation numbers falling, can England's cricketers engage the nation again, asks Tom Fordyce.

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Suresh Raina
"Happy birthday @msdhoni wishing you years ahead filled with love, laughter and success! Have a fantastic one #happybirthdayDhoni" 04 hrs ago

Ashes 2015: Sledging is out of control and a cancer on the game - Telegraph

Far from a show of strength, abuse on the field is preposterous and pathetic

Piers Morgan
"Hahahaha..this is brilliant: @KP24 @paddypower" 15 hrs ago

BBC Sport - Muhammad Azharullah: Northants have 2013 T20 'momentum'

Northants have the same T20 momentum as when they won the competition in 2013, says bowler Muhammad Azharullah.

"Happy birthday Mahi Bhai @msdhoni Have a great year Ahead......"

What England must do to win the Ashes | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

England have not enjoyed consistent success at Test level since 2013 and these are some key areas that will decide if they can overcome Australia

Dan Roan
"Number of people aged 16 in England playing cricket, once a week: Oct 2006 = 195,200 Mar 2015 = 136,200 (Sport England)" 05 hrs ago

Cricket's spirit being crushed under ICC jackboot -

At the World Cup earlier this year, Ireland's John Mooney drew plenty of comment with his lime-green headband. It signified his passion and willingness to flay himself for the cause whi

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Jatin Israni
"Happy Birthday Dhoni @msdhoni Yeah we 34 fans somehow managed this :) #HappyBirthdayDhoni #HBDMahi…"

Langeveldt impressed with seamers' aggression

After bowling Bangladesh out for under 100 in the first T20, South Africa's attack intends to apply the same heat to their opposition in the second game as they go in search of a series win

Saj Sadiq
"David 'Bumble' Lloyd "Younis Khan is a modern great. He & Kallis don't always get mentioned, but they are in the great bracket" #Cricket" 16 hrs ago

Ashes 2015: 2005 was a victory and a series that united the nation in cricket - Telegraph

People wanted to play and talk about our game again after the great triumph of my hungry and determined young England side

Suresh Raina FC
"Unseen picture of @ImRaina and @msdhoni with Indian army members.. Captain Cool Bday Tomorrow #HappyBirthdayDhoni http://t.…"

Peter Trego retort fires up Somerset | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

Peter Trego decided attack was the best form of defence as he rode his luck to forge an enterprising partnership of 140 with James Hildreth to put Somerset just 32 behind Sussex with six wickets intact

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BBC Sport - Ireland warm-up game rained off

Ireland's World Twenty20 qualifying warm-up game against United Arab Emirates at Stormont is abandoned

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News on Tom Smith lufts a bleak Manchester day

The only optimistic note on a grey day at Old Trafford was that Tom Smith's back operation had been a success. Smith, appointed Lancashire captain in February, has led them in just one championship game

Dan Roan
"2015 ECB revenue: £174m (up 42%), pre-tax profits £28.4m (up 215%) ECB contribution to Chance to Shine schools cricket initiative: £1.25m"

England search for inspiration in latest Ashes saga

The Ashes remains the contest that defines careers. This is the series that will be remembered - can be remembered - long after a player has finished

Easy Rawlins
"Who's the porch monkey now, @FAIZONLOVE you spear chucking moon cricket YOU COME FACE THE WRATH NOW" 07 hrs ago

BBC Sport - Ashes 2015: James Anderson not out for verbal battle with Australia

England pace bowler James Anderson says he no longer needs to get into a verbal battle to perform at his best.

Sunil- #WeLoveMSG
"#MultiTalentedIconMSG The international game of T20 cricket was invented by MSG Guru Ji much earlier than ICC did. Great innovation!! " 06 hrs ago

BBC Sport - Women's Ashes 2015 the biggest ever - Clare Connor

This summer's Ashes series is the biggest the women's game has ever seen, according to former England captain Clare Connor.

Dennis Does Cricket
"If you are not in love with Younis Khan, you are doing cricket wrong. #SLvPAK"

Voges' dashed World Cup dream led to Ashes berth

Adam Voges reflects on how the frankness with Australia coach Darren Lehmann told him he was out of the World Cup squad allowed him to focus on securing a Test spot

im lakshmi
"HBD 2 the man of simplicity who doesn't take victory 2 his head&who is d heartbeat of every Indian @msdhoni #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni #Thala34" 04 hrs ago

Kevin Pietersen: Sledging is good for the game - I want to see fire in Ashes 2015 - Telegraph

This is sporting war. I want more sledging. I do not want to see people laughing and joking with each other

Brett Lee
"Very well done @KP24 Funny ! "

Low-key series an audition for middle-order spot

For the seven specialist batsmen in India's second-string squad, the Zimbabwe series will be a mini-faceoff for the lone vacant spot in the middle-order

Saj Sadiq
"Younis Khan goes above Don Bradman in the list of most Test hundreds. Younis now has 30 Test 100s, the same as Chanderpaul & Hayden #Cricket"

Mark Footitt frustrated as Colin Ingram recovers Glamorgan

Derbyshire's England fast bowling hopeful Mark Footitt endured a frustrating day in front of National Selector James Whitaker as South African batsman Colin Ingram led a Glamorgan recovery at Chesterfield

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Ashes 2015: Adam Voges guaranteed to be Australia's number five - Telegraph

The 35 year-old will play in his first Ashes series after just two previous Test appearances for Australia

Divya Insan
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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium - Live cricket score, ball by ball Commentary - Cricbuzz

Follow Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test at Pallekele with live Cricket score, ball by ball commentary, highlights, updates & scorecard on Cricbuzz

Tom Clark
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Shane Watson to help fill Ryan Harris gulf | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

Shane Watson's greater experience of England and his capacity to bowl some of the kinds of spells Ryan Harris might have delivered for Australia appears set to squeeze him into the first Test team ahead of Mitchell Marsh

Faizan Lakhani
"Younis Khan is synonym of word legend in books of Pakistan Cricket. #SLvPAK" 18 hrs ago

Live Cricket Score : Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test Day 4, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2015 - Cricket News

Live Cricket Score of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Day 4 at Pallekele: Pakistan need 377 to win #SLvPak

Imran Ismail
"Najam shady has a puncture shop now, he also fixed a few to his CHIRYA, now puncturing Pak cricket."

Darren Stevens sees Kent close in on victory

Bad light frustrated Kent as they ended the second day of the against Leicestershire closing in on victory. The home side lead by just 59 runs with a single second innings wicket remaining when at 7pm the umpires decided the light was too poor to continue

sachin tendulkar
"A new day, a new story." 07 hrs ago

Happy Birthday MS Dhoni! As India's Captain Cool Turns 34, We Tell You 7 Reasons Why Every Cricket Fan Loves Him

Happy Birthday MS Dhoni! As India's Captain Cool Turns 34, We Tell You 7 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Him |

Jason Gillespie
"Fantastic day of cricket today for Yorkshire CCC. Brilliant spell by Siddy!Lots of work ahead though. #Strongunit #teamwork #YCCC"

Virat Kohli’s Attitude Is Fine: Viv Richards | VK 18 Fan Club™

NEW DELHI: He has always admired Virat Kohli’s batting qualities and Sir Vivian Richards feels that one should not be too critical of the Indian Test captain’s on-field aggression as he possesses the “quality” to match his attitude. “I see nothing wrong in Virat’s attitude. He is very di...

Divya Insan
"#MultiTalentedIconMSG added a New Gemstone in Cricket By Introducing 20-20Cricket layout" 12 hrs ago

County cricket – live! | Sport | The Guardian

All the action from Nottinghamshire v Middlesex and Leicester v Kent

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Another trial by spin to decide series | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

South Africa's 52-run win in the first T20 has put Bangladesh in an unfamiliar situation of late - to level a series after a loss in the first game

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